Self portrait, 2009

    Sometimes I try so very hard to define, to understand that in the end, all that's left is a series of outlines and a smudge of something which was once solid and tangible.  I have a suspicion this includes myself. -  Mel Dare   Exhibited in the

Deconstructing 1999-2009 (sculptural works)

      Artwork series:    Honours series Deconstruction of the 'moment' exhibited at Curtin Art Gallery as part of Minimal Collateral Damage.  5 December 1999 - 23 January 2000. Map 1, 2 and 8 are examples of sculptural work from Dare's solo exhibition Intersecting Moments exhibited at The

Suspend, 2008

    This artwork was created not long after a family member passed away from a long, slow death.  

Looking at him series (solo exhibition), 2006

    Exhibited at Emerge Art Space - Highgate, WA.  18 Oct - 10 Nov 2006     Looking at him is an investigation into masculinity.  Mel Dare discusses masculinity with 5 male friends; asking how they would like theirs to be portrayed.  The paintings are the results.   When I began